Apply Now for UMHEF Scholarships!


Do you know a Georgia United Methodist student planning to attend one of the 100+ United Methodist-related colleges, universities, or seminaries for the 2022-2023 academic year? Scholarship opportunities are available from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF). Applications may be submitted January 1 – March 1, 2022.

UMHEF awards scholarships within two main programs. The United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program is a unique program that starts with a $1,000 scholarship award from a student’s local United Methodist church. UMHEF matches, raising the award to $2,000. Participating United Methodist-related schools may also award, bringing the total to $3,000. This award may also be matched for Georgia United Methodist students by the Georgia United Methodist Foundation (GUMF) for a possible total of up to $4,000. Since 2011, GUMF has awarded 853 scholarships totaling $726,700.

UMHEF manages and distributes more than 120 named funds established by various donors. These scholarship funds are often created in memory of a person or an ongoing legacy created with estate plans. Unlike the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program, endowed scholarships do not require matching funds from United Methodist churches.

Learn about awards, eligibility criteria, and how to apply here.